The rise of Industry 4.0 and the digital economy has highlighted the need for the general workforce to hold digital skills. But what are the implications for vocational education and training (VET) educators in ensuring the workforce is appropriately skilled?

This guide highlights the implications for VET educators of the increasing need to include digital skills in VET delivery. A forum convened by NCVER in late 2019, VET’s response to Industry 4.0 and the digital economy: what works, has helped shape this guide. Participants at the forum included representatives from Skills Service Organisations, members of the Education IRC, industry, provider and practitioner-related bodies, policy-makers, and relevant researchers.

A companion guide has been developed for VET provider and policy makers focusing on the incorporation of digital skills into VET delivery.

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